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Published May 13, 2024 Updated May 13, 2024

Traditional Cyprus Recipes

Traditional recipes from Cyprus, with a small photo of each dish.

2024 Cyprus Food & Cooking Add to Collection

If you are a card-playing foodie, this is the pack for you. Fifty-two recipes (and not 54, as stated on the box) of dishes from Cyprus are described and depicted. The English texts are riddled with mistakes, some of them quite amusing: “INCREDIENTS”, “ingedients”, “potaoes”, “rise”, “sause”, “mashrooms”, “pumpking”, “mixure”, “caserole”, “pintch”, “decrees”, “scrable”, “shimmer well”, etc., etc. A jolly chef is featured at each end of the two Jokers. At least the borderless back design is attractive and colourful, with food and olive oil in the foreground, set against a seascape in the background. See the box

Traditional Cyprus Recipes playing cards, Traditional Cyprus Recipes playing cards,

Above: Traditional Cyprus Recipes playing cards, maker unknown, 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm. Purchased in Cyprus, April 2024.

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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